This manifesto is a feast and distillation, a momentary concretisation or sedimentation. Virginia Barratt, Ashley Haywood and Nick Taylor are a sprawling swamp-writing collaboration. We have been writing together since 2015.
We take the following concepts as starting points: Mary-Beth Dempster’s proposition of sympoiesis; complex evolving semiotic-material systems; and resistance to the ‘anaerobic’ nature of lone authorship. We believe we are always writing-with in life.